Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as they would have been when first published, these are some of the great works of American literature and continue to be widely read throughout the world. This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text.
Henry David Thoreau: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; Walden; The Maine Woods; Cape CodHeritage Publishing #ad - Henry david thoreau wrote four full-length works, collected here for the first time in a single digital volume. Subtly interweaving natural observation, but as a naturalist, poet, they reveal his brilliance not only as a writer, historian, scholar, personal experience, and historical lore, and philosopher.
A week on the concord and merrimack rivers" 1849 is based on a boat trip taken with his brother from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire. Walden, voyage of spiritual discovery, " 1854 one of America's greatest books, is at once a personal declaration of independence, manual of self-reliance, social experiment, and masterpiece of style.
Henry David Thoreau: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; Walden; The Maine Woods; Cape Cod #ad - The maine woods" 1864 combines close observation of the unexplored Maine wilderness with a far-sighted plea for conservation. Cape cod" 1865 is a brilliant and unsentimental account of survival on a barren peninsula in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay. This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original texts.
Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural BiographyVintage #ad - Winner of the bancroft prize and the ambassador book award and Finalist for the National for the Book Critics Circle Award In his poetry Walt Whitman set out to encompass all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. We see how whitman reconciled his own sexuality with contemporary social mores and how his energetic courtship of the public presaged the vogues of advertising and celebrity.
Brilliantly researched, captivatingly told, Walt Whitman's America is a triumphant work of scholarship that breathes new life into the biographical genre. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his achievement, as well as the dreams and anxieties that impelled it, for it places the poet securely within the political and cultural context of his age.
Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography #ad - Combing through the full range of whitman's writing, david reynolds shows how Whitman gathered inspiration from every stratum of nineteenth-century American life: the convulsions of slavery and depression; the raffish dandyism of the Bowery "b'hoys"; the exuberant rhetoric of actors, orators, and divines.
The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading EditionBelknap Press #ad - Franklin, the largest number ever assembled—rendered with dickinson's spelling, punctuation, 789 poems in all, the foremost scholar of Dickinson’s manuscripts, has prepared an authoritative one-volume edition of all extant poems by Emily Dickinson—1, and capitalization intact. W. R.
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson: With Linked Table of ContentsDancing Unicorn Books #ad - Although dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson's writing, it was not until after her death in 1886-when Lavinia, Emily's younger sister, discovered her cache of poems-that the breadth of Dickinson's work became apparent.
The Better Angel: Walt Whitman in the Civil WarOxford University Press #ad - Whitman was mired in depression as the war began, subsisting on journalistic hackwork, his "great career" as a poet apparently stalled. Three years later, he emerged as the war's "most unlikely hero, " a living symbol of American democratic ideals of sharing and brotherhood. Brilliantly researched and beautifully written, The Better Angel explores a side of Whitman not fully examined before, one that greatly enriches our understanding of his later poetry.
. Gives us the fullest account of Whitman's profoundly transformative Civil War years and an historically invaluable examination of the Union's treatment of its sick and wounded. Moreover, it gives us a vivid and unforgettable portrait of the "other army"--the legions of sick and wounded soldiers who are usually left in the shadowy background of Civil War history--seen here through the unflinching eyes of America's greatest poet.
The Better Angel: Walt Whitman in the Civil War #ad - Deeply affected by his first view of the war's casualties, he began visiting the camp's wounded and found his calling for the duration of the war. For nearly three years, walt whitman immersed himself in the devastation of the Civil War, tending to thousands of wounded soldiers and recording his experiences with an immediacy and compassion unequaled in wartime literature anywhere in the world.
In the better angel, acclaimed biographer Roy Morris, Jr. But when news came that his brother George had been wounded at Fredericksburg, Whitman rushed south to find him.
Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: An Auto-Biography; A Story of New York at the Present Time in which the Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters Iowa Whitman SeriesUniversity Of Iowa Press #ad - In 1852, young walt whitman—a down-on-his-luck housebuilder in Brooklyn—was hard at work writing two books. One would become one of the most famous volumes of poetry in American history, a free-verse revelation beloved the world over, Leaves of Grass. The other, a novel, would be published under a pseudonym and serialized in a newspaper.
A short, avarice, rollicking story of orphanhood, and adventure in New York City, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle appeared to little fanfare. Then it disappeared. No one laid eyes on it until 2016, university of houston, when literary scholar Zachary Turpin, followed a paper trail deep into the Library of Congress, where the sole surviving copy of Jack Engle has lain waiting for generations.
Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: An Auto-Biography; A Story of New York at the Present Time in which the Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters Iowa Whitman Series #ad - Now, the university of iowa press is honored to reprint this lost work, after more than 160 years, restoring a missing piece of American literature by one of the world’s greatest authors, written as he verged on immortality.
Walt Whitman Speaks: His Final Thoughts on Life, Writing, Spirituality, and the Promise of America: A Library of America Special PublicationLibrary of America #ad - After each visit, traubel meticulously recorded their conversation, transcribing with such sensitivity that Whitman’s friend John Burroughs remarked that he felt he could almost hear the poet breathing. In walt whitman speaks, acclaimed author brenda Wineapple draws from Traubel’s extensive interviews an extraordinary gathering of Whitman’s observations that conveys the core of his ethos and vision.
. Here, and lincoln, his literary judgments on writers such as Shakespeare, Emerson, too, and Tolstoy, is the poet’s more personal side—his vivid memories of Thoreau, Goethe, and his expressions of hope in the democratic promise of the nation he loved. The result is a keepsake edition to touch the soul, capturing the distilled wisdom of America’s greatest poet.
Walt Whitman Speaks: His Final Thoughts on Life, Writing, Spirituality, and the Promise of America: A Library of America Special Publication #ad - Here is whitman the sage, champion of expansiveness and human freedom. For the whitman bicentennial, a delightful keepsake edition of the incomparable wisdom of America's greatest poet, distilled from his fascinating late-in-life conversations with Horace Traubel. Toward the end of his life, new jersey, Walt Whitman was visited almost daily at his home in Camden, by the young poet and social reformer Horace Traubel.
Walt Whitman: A Life Perennial ClassicsHarper Perennial #ad - In vivid detail, examines the mysterious selves of this enigmatic man whose bold voice of joy and sexual liberation embraced a growing nation…and exposes the quintessential Whitman, Justin Kaplan, dance, kiss, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, that perfect poet whose astonishing verse made “words sing, copulate” for an entire world to hear.
Whitman emerges from this biography alive and kicking—hugely human, enormously attractive. Newsweek a moving, sharply focused portrait of America’s greatest poet—his genius, his passions, penetrating, his androgynous sensibility—an exuberant life entwined with the turbulent history of mid-nineteenth century America.
Ecstatic Émigré: An Ethics of Practice Poets On PoetryUniversity of Michigan Press #ad - Mapping her own peripatetic evolution in poetry and her nomadic life, she also engages with Christian and Buddhist doctrines on the virtues of dispossession. Ecstatic Émigré pays homage to poets from Thoreau and Whitman to Alice Notley, all of whom share a commitment to living and writing in the moment.
Keelan asks the same questions about the growth of flowers or the meaning of bioluminescence as she does about the poetics of John Cage or George Oppen. Claudia keelan, enlists poetic company for her journey, engaging both canonical and common figures, in essays both personal and critical, from Gertrude Stein to a prophetic Las Vegas cab driver named Caesar.
Ecstatic Émigré: An Ethics of Practice Poets On Poetry #ad - Her originality is grounded by the ways in which she connects poetic principles with the spiritual concepts of via negativa demonstrated both in St. Most think of an émigré as one who leaves her native land to find home in another. In addition, her essays demonstrate an activist spirit and share a commitment to the passive resistance demonstrated in Martin Luther King, Jr.
S concept of the “beloved community” and philosopher Simone Weil’s dedication to “exile. ”. John of the Cross and Mahayana Buddhism.
Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate: A Tale of the TimesDuke University Press Books #ad - Published in 1842, during a period of widespread temperance activity, it became Whitman’s most popular work during his lifetime, selling some twenty thousand copies. The novel tells the rags-to-riches story of Franklin Evans, an innocent young man from the Long Island countryside who seeks his fortune in New York City.
Although evans finally signs a temperance pledge, his sobriety remains haunted by the often contradictory and unsettling changes in antebellum American culture. The editors’ substantial introduction situates franklin evans in relation to Whitman’s life and career, mid-nineteenth-century American print culture, race, the temperance movement, including urbanization, slavery, immigration, and new understandings of class, gender, and many of the developments and institutions the novel depicts, and sexuality.
Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate: A Tale of the Times #ad - Until the very end of the tale, Evans’s efforts to abstain fail, and each time he resumes drinking, another series of misadventures ensues. This edition includes a short temperance story whitman published at about the same time as he did Franklin Evans, the surviving fragment of what appears to be another unfinished temperance novel by Whitman, and a temperance speech Abraham Lincoln gave the same year that Franklin Evans was published.
Franklin evans, or the inebriate: A Tale of the Times was his first and only novel. Corrupted by music halls, and above all taverns, theaters, he gradually becomes a drunkard. Along the way, evans encounters a world of mores and conventions rapidly changing in response to the vicissitudes of slavery, investment capital, urban mass culture, and fervent reform.
Not many people know that walt Whitman—arguably the preeminent American poet of the nineteenth century—began his literary career as a novelist.